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Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway ( sco, Dumfries an Gallowa; gd, Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland For Local government in Scotland, local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas design ...

Dumfries and Galloway
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway The Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway was a railway company in Scotland, which constructed the line from near Cumnock Cumnock (''Cumnag'' in Gaelic) is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The town sits at the confluence of the Glaisnock Wa ...
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Glasgow and South Western Railway The Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR) was a railway company in Scotland. It served a triangular area of south-west Scotland between Glasgow, Stranraer and Carlisle, Cumbria, Carlisle. It was formed on 28 October 1850 by the merger of two ...
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Office of Rail and Road
Annan railway station serves the town of Annan in
Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway ( sco, Dumfries an Gallowa; gd, Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland For Local government in Scotland, local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas design ...

Dumfries and Galloway
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. It is located on the
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northwest of . The station is owned by
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Network Rail
and managed by
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, which provides nearly all passenger train services with Northern running two to Newcastle. Until the early 1980s, the goods yard at Annan station was still in regular use. The station was also used to dispatch fresh fish to London until the mid to late 1980s. Shortly after leaving Annan station on a westbound service to Dumfries, the line crosses a
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viaduct
over the River Annan and adjoining flood plains. Also just to the west of Annan is a disused junction and dismantled line heading south to the Cochran's Boiler plant at Newbie.


History

Opened by the
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, then run by the
Glasgow and South Western Railway The Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR) was a railway company in Scotland. It served a triangular area of south-west Scotland between Glasgow, Stranraer and Carlisle, Cumbria, Carlisle. It was formed on 28 October 1850 by the merger of two ...
, it became part of the
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during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the
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on
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in 1948. In 1975, the section of line eastwards to Gretna Junction was singled by
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as part of the
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West Coast Main Line
electrification and re-signalling scheme, with control shared between the power box at Carlisle and the signal box at the station. However the second track was re-instated in 2008 by Network Rail to help deal with increased traffic levels (mainly train loads of imported coal from the deep water terminal at Hunterston to power stations in the East Midlands & West Yorkshire). When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by
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until the
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.


Annan Shawhill railway station

At one point in its history, Annan was served by two railway stations (1870–1931). station was on the long-disused
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which ran from Kirtlebridge on the current
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West Coast Main Line
through the east side of Annan, across the Solway Firth and on to
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in Cumbria.


Newbie Junction Halt

Newbie Junction Halt railway station was located to the west of the Annan Viaduct and briefly (1898 to 1904) served only workers employed at the Cochran & Co. boiler factory and the Newbie Brick and Tile works with trains calling in the mornings and evenings only.


Services

There is generally an hourly service southbound to Carlisle and northbound to , with two-hourly extensions to and . A few southbound trains continue beyond Carlisle to via the Tyne Valley line. On Sundays five trains a day head southbound to Carlisle and northbound to Dumfries, with two of the latter continuing through to Glasgow Central.


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Video footage of Annan station
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